Regional Exhibits circa Colorado and the West

Masks 2014 at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Masks 2014

Fort Collins Museum of Art

April 4 - May 2, 2014

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Terry McNerney: The Fire of Music in Flight

Banner Health and Kaiser Permanente are the 2014 title sponsors of Masks, which marks its 10th anniversary as one of the most popular community arts event in Fort Collins and the northern Front Range. The 10th anniversary also pays tribute to one of FCMOA’s longtime supporters and early board president: Paula Edwards. Edwards is the Banner Health-Kaiser Permanente 2014 Masks Honorary Chair.

This year, over 200 community members–artists, business owners, students and residents–will display hidden talents in the form of highly individualized and creative masks. The masks are sold throughout the exhibition silent auction at the museum held from April 4-May 2 and at the Masks Gala Celebration live auction held on April 19.

The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $4.00 for adults; $2.00 for students/seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 6-17. Admission is free to museum members.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Portraits 2014 at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Portraits 2014

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

March 7 - April 5, 2014

  • Juror Amy Arbus
  • Public + Artist Reception: Friday April 4th from 6:00 - 9:00
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The Connection through Portraiture talk with juror Amy Arbus will be at 5:00 on Friday April 4th; free and open to the public, space is limited.

About C4FAP Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, solo exhibition, promotion, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Always Free, Public Welcome.  

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Amy Sillman at the Aspen Art Museum

Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two

Aspen Art Museum

February 14 - May 18, 2014

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Amy Sillman - Me & Ugly Mountain - 2013

the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) presents Amy Sillman: one lump or two, the first museum survey of the New York-based painter, including work from 1995 to the present.

Organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) and presented there from October 3, 2013 to January 5, 2014, the AAM presentation of Amy Sillman: one lump or two is comprised of over sixty works including drawings, paintings, and ‘zines, as well as the artist’s recent forays into animated film, and traces the artist’s work from her early use of cartoon figures and a vivacious palette to her exploration of the diagrammatic line, the history of Abstract Expressionism, and her growing concern with the physicality of paint. Amy Sillman: one lump or two is curated by Helen Molesworth, the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the ICA/Boston, and organized for the AAM by adjunct curator Jacob Proctor.  

Amy Sillman was born in Detroit in 1955. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Sillman earned her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and her MFA from Bard College in 1995. She has received numerous awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin in 2009. Her work has been widely exhibited and is included in numerous public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The first large scale survey of her work, one lump or two premiered at the ICA Boston in October 2013, and after its presentation at the AAM will also travel to the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Aspen Art Museum
590 North Mill Street
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.8050
http://aspenartmuseum.org

 

Strange and Wonderful at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art from the Willem Volkersz Collection

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

February 8 — June 1, 2014

Folk-Art

This represents the Fine Arts Center’s first major foray into American folk art. The work of American folk artists is made outside the mainstream art establishment and remains close to the core of our essential human experience. That’s where collector Willem Volkersz found his inspiration. Strange and Wonderful highlights his extensive collection’s most dynamic works — pieces by self-taught artists who capture a raw passion and a sense of whimsy that recalls the essential creativity in all of us.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

The Power of Water at the Firehouse Art Center

The Power of Water

Firehouse Art Center

February 5 - March 2, 2014

  • Reception: Friday February 14 from 6-9pm
  • Co-curated by artist Angela Beloian
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Kate Petley, Chris Brown, Nikki Pike

The Power of Water, an exhibit of contemporary art at the Firehouse Art Center takes its cue from recent flooding along the Front Range. While the art center is planning an exhibit in 2015 focusing on personal flood stories, this current exhibit explores a broader interpretation of water as a powerful force for change. Co-curated by artist Angela Beloian, the exhibit features work by both emerging, recent graduates from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design as well as mid-career, nation-ally recognized artists. Exploring aspects of water through science, metaphor, politics and play, this exhibit brings together diverse interpretations on the theme.

Featuring Nikki Pike, Justin Beard, Jill Powers, Chris Brown, Paul Hildebrandt, Kate Petley, Sara Swaboda, Bonny Lhotka, Dawn Witter, Dmitri Obergfell, Travis Ramos of 2nd Mile Water & the BARTER Collective

Celebrating the Power of Water, we have invited the BARTER Collective to join our opening reception on February 14th in the Art Department. The BARTER Collective will collect flood related stories to dis-play in the Art Department during the Power of Water exhibition and as a prelude to the 2015 Flood exhibition.

The BARTER Collective is a part of The Flood Project: Rising Above & Restoring Boulder Through Art, commissioned by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the City of Boulder, with the support of Colorado Creative Industries. Stories will be collected during the entirety of the exhibition.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

Devotional Cultures at the IDEA Space

Devotional Cultures: Spanish Colonial Art in the Southwest

IDEA Space at Colorado College (Colorado Springs)

January 20 - March 8, 2014

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The InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts (IDEA) program at Colorado College announces the opening of Devotional Cultures: Spanish Colonial Art in the Southwest. The exhibition will take place in the IDEA Space, located in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Art Center, 825 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO. The exhibition is free and open to the public. A series of related lectures and events begins with a gallery talk on January 22 at 4:30pm. Details on events can be found online at http://www.theIDEAspace.com.

Devotional Cultures traces European Catholic imagery and ritual practices as they took root and evolved in Latin America, Central America, and the American Southwest. Featuring masterworks from the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, the exhibition demonstrates that, rather than existing as copies of European art, Spanish Colonial artworks reveal layers of global influences and responses to those influences over time, resulting in a distinctive style. The exhibition is curated from the collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center by Michael Brown, Research Associate, Denver Art Museum New World Department and Rebecca Tucker, Associate Professor of Art History.

Devotional Cultures: Spanish Colonial Art in the Southwest is made possible by the generous contributions of the Sheffer Fund for Roman Catholic Studies, the Stillman Fund for Exhibitions, the Office of the President, the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, the Office of the President, and the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund.  

IDEA Space at Colorado College
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center
825 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.389.6066

Tue-Sat: 12:30-7pm
http://www.theIDEAspace.com

 

Wondrous Indeed at the C4FAP

Wondrous Indeed

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

January 24 - February 22, 2014

  • Juror Phillip Toledano and several exhibiting artists will attend the First Friday reception celebrating the exhibition from 6-9 on Friday February 7th
  • Juror talk with Phillip Toledano at 5:00 preceding First Friday reception
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Kelsey Wagner - It's Gluten Free

This exhibition is bound to be unusual. The juror, Phillip Toledano is an internationally renowned photographer with an eye for finding the incredible in the everyday. While an image of a tree surrounded by floating cheese-balls is an actual unbelievable sculpture, the cat in the woman’s mouth is not. Both the real and the surreal combine to delight the senses in this exhibition. Expect to see things in a whole new way after seeing Wondrous Indeed.
THE CENTER WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE ARTISTS CHOSEN FOR THIS EXHIBITION

Exhibiting artists include: Allyson Anne Lamb, Tami Bahat, Celine Bardou, Clare Benson, Brenda Biondo, Meghan Boilard, Ricardo Bouyett, Michael Butler, Mike Enright, Dimitra Ermeidou, Mingshan Fan, Paul Greenberg, Jess Hardcastle, Melissa Hogan, David Howe, Thomas Jackson, Kate Jones, John Lewis, Michael Loderstedt, Melissa Lynn, Toby MacLennan, Lilliana Marie, Yvette Meltzer, Logan Mock-Bunting, Enrique Munoz-Garcia, Tamy Novak, Jenny Papalexandris, Lori Pond, Jessica Rech, Randhy Rodriguez, Jacinda Russell, Leah Schretenthaler, Harriet Stein, Gordon Stettinius, Alison Turner, Benita VanWinkle and Kelsey Wagner

About C4FAP

Since 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography has been a preeminent supporter of photography. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, the Center is supported globally with donations, grants, and memberships. Based in Fort Collins, CO, the Center for Fine Art Photography offers three public galleries, classes, and online exhibitions that give photographers and photography enthusiasts from all over the world an opportunity to engage with the Center and it’s community. For more information about the Center, including information on workshops, membership, becoming a donor and exhibitions, please visit the website at c4fap.org.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Stoner, Williams & Wolff at the Firehouse Art Center

Studio Spotlight: Stoner, Williams & Wolff

Featuring the Longmont Clay Artists

Firehouse Art Center

January 1 - February 2, 2014

  • Opening Reception for all artists: Friday, Jan 10 [from] 6-9 PM
  • Artist Talk with Studio Artists: Saturday, Feb 1 [from] 7-9 PM
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The Firehouse Art Center presents an exhibition featuring three of our in house Studio Artists; Rick Stoner, Dwayne Wolff and Martha Williams. The artists together have a combined 44 years at the Firehouse. Their mediums range from watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media and print making.

The main gallery will also feature 17 local clay artists in both sculptural and functional work.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

Monica Deming and Alex Alvis

Monica Deming and Alex Alvis

The Loveland Feed & Grain

Opening Reception: Friday January 10 from 6-9pm

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Arts @ The Feed & Grain will exhibit the work of artists, Monica Deming and Alex Alvis, whose work revolves around memory and time gone by and will feature the Memories Project.

Painter and illustration artist, Monica Deming is a longtime Northern Colorado resident and arts professor at CSU. Deming will showcase work that "deals with the transience of memory - and how undependable our memories are." According to the artist everything she creates is an attempt to relive information -"to share it hoping to gain insight on what is real."

Alex Alvis, has lived in Colorado most of her life. Alvis's unique bronze sculptures focus on horses, their spirit, their nature, and their beauty. While always an artist it is only in the last five years that Alvis has been working as a professional sculptor.

"After seeing Monica's beautiful paintings that referenced farm land and history, I knew they would be an ideal fit for the historic Feed & Grain;" said curator Megan Tracy. Tracy asked Alex to join in the show shortly after. “I was looking for a sculptor who created contemporary farm animals to complement Monica's work.” The art work helps complete the story about the Feed and Grain, conceptually through art.

This exhibit goes hand-in-hand with the ongoing Memories Project, an effort focused on documenting and preserving the rich history of The Feed & Grain. Currently data, photos, ephemera and artifacts are on display at In The Meantime Gallery.

"Arts @ the Feed & Grain" is funded in part by ArtPlace America, a national creative placemaking program, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, and by the National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town program. Art Works.

Arts @ The Feed & Grain is committed to bringing programs that support innovative art experiences of all disciplines working in the avant-garde. Visit the Loveland Feed & Grain every 2nd Friday from 6-9pm for live music and fine art.  

The Loveland Feed & Grain
130 W 3rd Street
Loveland, CO 80537
970.673.6252
http://www.lovelandfeedandgrain.com

 

The Affordable Art Exhibition at Firehouse Art

The Affordable Art Exhibition

Firehouse Art Center (Longmont)

December 11 - 29, 2013

  • Opening Reception: Friday, December 13 from 6-9pm
  • In the Art Department: Phone-Ography
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Marco Pino-Yancovic, Britt Ripley, Amanda Gadomski

The Firehouse Art Center presents an Affordable Art Exhibition, self-curated by local artists and artisans. The FAC will transform from a fine art gallery to an exciting holiday gift market featuring hand-made items by local artists with a wide range of mediums, products and price points. Shoppers and collectors alike will enjoy buying original art and gifts, while supporting the thriving and vital Longmont arts community.

Artists include (and are subject to change): Rose Lynch, Marco Pino-Yancovic, Kristine Hill, Karen Poulson, Mysti Gulsrud, Amanda Gadomski, John Goyer, Maura Reiman, Nancy Champion, Lisa Sol, Maya Heneghan, Deborah Coccoli, Lindsey Wohlman, Suzanne Frazier, Renee G Noel, Gerri Bradford, Elaine Waterman, Marian Hoffman Ting, Terrance Poor Thunder, Britt Ripley, Nancy Rynes, Satterly Family, Savannah G, Leslie Emerson, Barb Sparkle Bee, Rocketman, Jennifer Sheperd & Tony Ortega

PHONE-OGRAPHY

Our second annual Phone-Ography exhibition will take over the Art Department with phone-photography from professionals and novices alike. With the growth of smart phones, phone photography is fast becoming one of the most accessible and popular forms of creative expression. The intent of this exhibition is to showcase the ability of an artist to produce stunning photography and film with simply a mobile phone and a good eye. As accomplished photographer Chase Jarvis famously said, “The best camera is the one that’s with you.” All images will be printed, hung and sold by the Firehouse Art Center. Our call for Phone-Ography artists is open until November 25th.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

Andy Warhol: Prints from the Cochran Collection at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Andy Warhol: Prints from the Cochran Collection

Fort Collins Museum of Art

December 13, 2013 – March 16, 2014

  • Opening Reception: Thursday December 12 from 4:00-7:00pm
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On December 13, the Fort Collins Museum of art will open a major exhibition of Andy Warhol (1928-1987) prints from the Cochran Collection. The exhibition will run through March 16, 2014. The exhibition includes works from various periods of the artist’s career and features complete sets of his prints from the important Myths and Cowboys and Indians series. The collection also includes two versions of Moonwalk and images of the famous from Mick Jagger to Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. Acrylics, silkscreens, and one drawing created between 1974 and 1987 are included.

Denver photographer Mark Sink met Warhol during his visit to CSU and ended up spending time with Warhol and his entourage. A selection of the photographs of Warhol in Fort Collins by Mark Sink will be displayed in FCMOA’s gallery 101 along with a documentary video about Warhol.

This exhibition is presented through the generous support of EKS&H, The Fort Fund, and The Susan Shannon Education Fund.

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Ellen O'Brien at the CS FAC

Ellen O'Brien: The Prevalence of Line

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

December 14, 2013 - March 16, 2014

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Ellen O’Brien: The Prevalence of Line at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

Ellen O’Brien: The Prevalence of Line will be a potent retrospective surveying the artist's rich and varied career. This exhibition developed following the inclusion of O'Brien's work in the FAC's 2009 exhibition Colorado Springs Abstract. Although Ellen O'Brien passed away in October, the FAC continued to work with her sons on the exhibition.

"Ellen's art truly captures the spirit of adventure, skill, mystery and experimentation that drove art forward from the mid-20th century-on. She was among the artists who gave strength and significance to our culture in the Pikes Peak region. I was privileged to include her art in the FAC's 2009 exhibition Colorado Springs Abstract, and I enjoyed her seriousness as an artist and her amazing sense of humor as we planned for her upcoming show. I will deeply miss working with Ellen." – FAC Museum Director and Chief Curator Blake Milteer

When she first came to Colorado Springs, Ellen O’Brien (1922 - 2013) brought with her the precise drawing skills, creative experience, and independence she was afforded at Cornell University and Detroit’s Cranbrook Academy of Art. After a short stay here, O’Brien moved to Paris to work in the studio of painter Fernand Léger, who following Pablo Picasso, had helped develop the visual language of Cubism.

After her return to Colorado Springs in 1951, O’Brien taught at the Fine Arts Center School, where she made a series of lithographs with master printmaker Lawrence Barrett, adding to her advanced skills in drawing and painting. Around this time, O'Brien was among the a small number of Colorado artists to adopt abstraction - a form that was redefining the art world. In her abstract paintings, she continued to create elegant and powerful images through dynamic compositions of undulating and intersecting lines surrounded by strong color. This exhibition celebrates the consistent development of line from O'Brien's early figure studies to her later abstract paintings.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

Family at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Family

Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

December 6 - 31, 2013

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Tom M. Johnson - Triplets

(from the press release)

What makes a family? It’s complicated, but you’ll find 47 artists’ versions of this varied idea in the Family exhibition. The juror, Kate Ware, is one of the most respected photography curators in the country and this exhibition is a realization of her vision of Family. There is an image of a Roller Derby woman at home with her family, images about traditional family life and not so traditional. The exhibition, right in time for the holidays, is glimpse inside the pain, joy, love, and loss that make up families of all kinds.

Exhibiting artists include: Alpana Aras-King, Nicole Avey, Sarah Baranski, Yael Ben-Zion, Brian Braff, Sam Cannon, Paris Carter, Rocco Ceselin, Daniel Coburn, Norma Garcia, Deborah Hunter, Ellen Jacob, Kathryn Jacobi, Tom M. Johnson, Siobahn Keleher, Bruno Leite da Luz Carvalho, William Lemke, Lora Lord-Fread, Sonia Macak, Ann Madden, Brittian McJunkin, Monika Merva, Ann Mitchell, Daniel Neuner, Kate T. Parker, Daniel Peebles, Shannon Piserchio, Kate Pollard, Jerry Rawlings, Aileen Reilly, Andy Richter, Coleman Rogers, Allen Rosen-Ducat, Charles Rozier, Stacy Slaten, Ali Smith, Michael Teres, Michael Thomas, Alison Turner, Stacie Turner, Marissa Webb, Heinrich Wegmann, Dana West, Christian Wilbur, Kate Wilhelm and Jennifer Wilkey

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Holt Quentel and Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands at the AAM

Holt Quentel

Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands

Aspen Art Museum

November 15 to January 19 (Quentel) and to February 2 (Trapping Lions)

  • Reception: Thursday, December 19, 2013
  • Gallery conversation about Quentel’s work: Thursday January 16, 2014 at 6pm, featuring the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Associate Professor, art writer, and curator Terry R. Myers
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Holt Quantal - White Plastic Side Chair Caster Base, Eames for Herman Miller/Foam with Duct Tape - 1990
Orange Plastic Armchair Tube Steel Base, Eames for Herman Miller/Grateful Dead Decal - 1989
Images courtesy of the artist

Holt Quentel (b. 1961) achieved recognition in the late 1980s for her paintings made from distressed tarpaulins stenciled with letters and symbols. At Stux Gallery in New York in 1990, Quentel presented an exhibition of modified side chairs designed by Charles Eames and mass-produced by Herman Miller, which she embellished with kitschy fabric coverings, Grateful Dead stickers, and other decals. Falling somewhere between the readymade and found object assemblage, Quentel’s sculptures personalized these highly uniform icons of modern design, touching on what she described as “the contradictions inherent in the utopian desire to create a universal commodity” and ironically addressing the social implications of the modernist aesthetic. Shortly after this exhibition, Quentel absented herself from the art world.

Despite the mystery surrounding her self-imposed exile, Quentel and her works have maintained a vital, if underground, presence. Now, twenty-three years later, the Aspen Art Museum brings these objects back together for the artist’s first solo museum presentation, which features seventeen distinct works incorporating Quentel’s altered Eames-designed chairs, and reopens this little-known body of work to new discourse and new evaluation.

Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands: Nine-artist exhibition highlights narrative complexity, ambiguity and disjunction in contemporary art

Curated by Jacob Proctor


Borrowing its title from Alfred Hitchcock’s explanation of the MacGuffin—the element in a film or story that serves to set and keep the plot in motion usually despite its lack of intrinsic importance—Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands highlights questions of narrative complexity, disjunction, and ambiguity in recent art. Whether presenting fictionalized versions of actual events, archival documentation of an unverifiable or even wholly invented past, or musing on the aesthetics of the murder mystery, the works in the exhibition often blur the line between fiction and reality. Some weave fragmentary tales around elusive or even entirely absent centers. In other cases, arrangements of objects or images become points of departure for open-ended stories that unfold only in the mind of the viewer. Such works often prompt us to become something of a detective, only to discover that narrative itself can be a kind of MacGuffin—important not so much for the story it tells as for the formal and conceptual moves that its structure makes possible.

Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands features: Mac Adams, Matthew Brannon, Victor Burgin, Katarina Burin, Gerard Byrne, Alejandro Cesarco, Saskia Olde Wolbers, John Smith, and Kerry Tribe 

Aspen Art Museum
590 North Mill Street
Aspen, CO 81611
970.925.8050
http://aspenartmuseum.org

 

Local Showcase at the Firehouse Art Center

Local Showcase: Emerging and established contemporary artists

Firehouse Art Center (Longmont)

November 6 - December 8, 2013

  • Opening Reception Friday, November 8th from 6-9pm
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, November 21st at 7pm
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“A Lesson in Paint” - Scott Fraser
“Of the Deep” - Chris DeKnikker
“Bioluminescent Bay” - Sarah Hansen
“The Herd” - Maureen Hearty

The Firehouse Art Center is pleased to present an exhibition recognizing established and emerging local talents. From paintings and drawings to ceramics and sculpture, featured artists are pushing the boundaries of contemporary art in our region. Artists were selected from our ongoing submissions, nominations from artist members and word of mouth.

Artists include: Jessica Forrestal, Rick Stoner, Julia Lunk, Scott Fraser, Sarah Hanson, Maureen Hearty, Jonathan Wiley, Rebecca Cuming, Libby Barbee, Chris DeKnikker, Sylvia Montero, Maura Rieman, Julie Clement, Jason Lee Gimball & Lauri Lynnxe Murphy.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

IDentity at The Center for Fine Art Photography

IDentity

The Center for Fine Art Photography

November 1 - 30, 2013

  • Opening Reception: Friday November 1, 2013 from 6-9 pm
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Sandra Loise Dyas - Don, The Modern Barbershop

“Identity” has as many interpretations as there are people. Images in this exhibition explore Identity through issues of family, property lines, body image, partnership, and disappearing Indian professions. Barbara Tannenbaum, the curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, served as the juror for the Identity exhibition, which includes artists from around the world.

Exhibiting artists include: Geoffrey Agrons, Zach Balber, John Banasiak, Susan Berger, Aaron Blum, Patricia Christakos, Joy Chritiansen Erb, A.M. Clark, Michele Cohn, Anne M. Connor, Supranav Dash, Joelle de Vries, Marcus DeSieno, Kathleen B. Donovan, Sandra Louise Dyas, Mike Enright, Daniel Farnum, Poppy Gauss, Claire Gilliam, Marita Gootee, Brandon Gorman, Doug, Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Daniel Levin, Hillerbrand + Magsamen, Coda McCaffrey, Meredith Miller, Emily Hanako Momohara, Roberta Neidigh, Jenny Papalexandris, Vicki Provost, Dan Rioz, Colin Roberson, Edwqrd L. Rubin, Paula Rucket, Whitten Sabbatini, Sarah Hood Salomon, Fred Scruton, Felicia Simion, Larry K. Snider, John Telford, Alison Turner and Joseph Wilcox.  

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Rian Kerrane: Alphabet of Artifacts at CMU

Rian Kerrane: Alphabet of Artifacts

Colorado Mesa University Art Gallery in the University Center (Grand Junction)

October 16 — November 8, 2013

  • Presented by the Colorado Mesa University Art Department
  • Opening Reception: Friday October 18th from 5-8pm
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Rian Kerrane: Alphabet of Artifacts

Rian Kerrane, a native of Ireland and sculptor of cast iron, mixed media and installation will exhibit Alphabet of Artifacts. A series of cast forms, found objects and paraphernalia from decades of sculptural practice presented on thirteen steel and glass tables.

Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
http://www.coloradomesa.edu/art

 

Brenda Biondo: Remnants & Revival at the Ivywild School

Brenda Biondo: Remnants & Revival

Ivywild School (Colorado Springs)

October 12, 2013 - January 5, 2014

  • Opening reception: Second Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 6pm – 9pm
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Brenda Biondo, "False Solomons Seal | Forest Clearing", Archival Pigment Print, 20"h x42"w

(from the press release)

Remnants & Revival is an ongoing photographic series by photographer Brenda Biondo. Beauty and thoughtfulness combine to address the value and challenges of preserving Western lands. The diptychs in this series reference the dwindling remnants of undeveloped land throughout the West, and the restoration efforts that are bringing back native plants to many farmed and grazed areas while attempting to re-create ecosystems that more closely resemble the originals. Each diptych combines an image of a protected Colorado landscape (i.e. as designated open space, a state park, etc.) with a close-up of a wild-growing plant (either native, introduced or invasive). Each plant image is matched with a photo of an ecosystem where the plant is likely to be found growing. A portion of sales proceeds from this exhibit will be donated to the Palmer Land Trust. Also, Bristol Brewing will contribute $1 per beer sold during the artist’s reception to Palmer Land Trust. Curated by Holly Parker Dearborn.

Biondo has shown in numerous solo and group exhibits around the country, including recent presentations at The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Denver), The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins), and The Arvada Center, among others. Her work has also been featured in The Denver Post, on Lenscratch, and in other publications. She has received great attention for her series Once Upon A Playground, featuring vintage playground equipment, with numerous exhibits and a forthcoming book being published by University Press of New England (May 2014). A native New Yorker, she has lived in Colorado since 1999 and currently resides in Manitou Springs. Her work is represented by Goodwin Fine Art in Denver. Visit: www.brendabiondo.com

Artist Statement:

Remnants & Revival, an ongoing series addressing the value and challenges of preserving Western lands, was inspired by my love for the Colorado countryside and interest in conservation issues. After writing about environmental topics for nine years as a freelance journalist, I decided to use photography to examine issues of land use and preservation in the American West. The diptychs in this series reference the dwindling remnants of undeveloped land throughout the West, and the restoration efforts to bring back native plants to many farmed and grazed areas in efforts to re-create ecosystems more closely resembling the original. Each diptych combines an image of a Colorado landscape that is protected in some way (i.e. through open space designation, state park, etc.) with a close-up of a wild-growing plant (either native, introduced or invasive). Each plant image is matched with a photo of an ecosystem where the plant is likely to be found growing. Drawing inspiration from the landscape traditions of mid-19th-century photographers who documented the West before the full-scale arrival of Europeans, as well as from the mid-20th-century New Topographics photographers who documented man's intrusion on the natural world, I'm approaching this series as a way to explore the nuances of "natural" versus "unnatural" landscapes and the notion of reconstruction after destruction. By focusing attention on the botanical details of these open spaces, the plant close-ups allude to transformations that have taken place during the past two centuries, subtly dispelling the illusion of landscapes undisturbed by man.

Ivywild School
1604 S. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO, 80905
http://www.ivywildschool.com

 

Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd at the CS FAC

Pamela Joseph: Sideshow of the Absurd

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

October 12, 2013 - January 12, 2014

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(from the press release)

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center invites ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, people near and far to step right up and experience Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd, an art exhibition opening in October and marking the FAC debut of internationally renowned and Colorado-based artist Pamela Joseph.

The exhibition opens Oct. 12 and runs through Jan. 12, 2014. There is an exclusive preview for FAC Members on Oct. 11 from 5-7p, featuring a special presentation by the artist at 5:30p and live performances in the gallery by Ormao Dance Company.

As part of the community-wide creative collaboration Gods and Monsters, Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd is an intelligent, adventurous departure from standard museum fare. Audiences are invited to interact with the exhibits, encouraging a shift in perception as they move from the role of spectator to that of participant. On the surface, this show offers a delightful sensory experience, yet an undercurrent of provocative questions run deeply throughout each piece. Traditional gender roles are challenged, as well as a wide spectrum of societal assumptions, creating a space that is rich for dialogue.

Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd will open for extended hours on Friday, Oct. 25 (7p-12 midnight) during which the FAC hosts a costume party, the Gods and Monsters Bash. The Gods and Monsters Bash features live cirque-style performances, food, drink, and dancing. Advanced tickets for this special party are $5, tickets purchased at the door are $10.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 West Dale Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.634.5583
http://www.csfineartscenter.org

 

Center Forward 2013 at the Center for Fine Art Photography

Center Forward 2013

The Center for Fine Art Photography

October 4 - 26, 2013

  • Juror: C4FAP's Hamidah Glasgow
  • Opening Reception: Friday October 4 at 7pm
  • Featuring the Latest in Photography from International Artists
  • Also on display until November 23rd: Heidi Kirkpatrick’s Lost & Found, a 3D Photographic Installation
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Image credit: Tim 149 © Joseph D.R OLeary

(from the press release)

CENTER FORWARD is an annual exhibition that highlights top emerging photographic artists from around the globe. Discover original works from 45 artists selected by the Center’s Director and Curator, Hamidah Glasgow. “This is such an exciting time in photography; it is an era in which creative, imaginative artists have been producing work that pushes the boundaries of the familiar.“

Exhibiting artists in the Main Gallery are, Andrea Basically, Nikki Antenucci, Sheri Lynn Behr, Brenda Biondo, Stephanie Brunia, Ernie Button, Kim Campbell, Sally Carpenter, Pazu Chan, Goseong Choi, Kirk Crippens, Catherine Day, Mark Dorf, Steven Ford, Ana Galan, Randi Ganulin, Susanna Gaunt, Meg Griffiths, Carolyn Hampton, Robert Heller, Katie Kalkstein, Sandra Klein, Eliza Lamb, Heidi Lender, Amiko LI, Jennifer McClure, Kendall Messick, Diane Meyer, Blue Mitchell, Robert Moran, Heather Munoz, Yoichi Nagata, Joseph O'Leary, Kate T. Parker, Lori Pond, Nataly Rader, Stan Raucher, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Robert Rozumalski, Deb Schwedhelm, John Singletary, S. Gayle Stevens, Sean Stewart, Suzette Troche Stapp, Alison Turner, Grace Weston and Dianne Yudelson.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.224.1010
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: Closed
http://www.c4fap.org

 

Northern Colorado Invitational at the Fort Collins Museum of Art

Northern Colorado Invitational

Fort Collins Museum of Art

October 4 – November 22, 2013

  • Opening Reception: October 4th from 5:00-9:00pm
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From October 4 through November 22, the Fort Collins Museum of Art will present an exhibition that highlights Northern Colorado Artists. The Northern Colorado Invitational is the brainchild of longtime arts leader and philanthropist, Gary Hixon, who chose the project as part of his 2013 Masks Honorary Chairmanship. The exhibition includes works by many local and regional artists who Gary has known, admired and worked with during his many years as leading arts supporter.

For more information about this exhibition visit www.ftcma.org

Fort Collins Museum of Art
201 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-482-2787
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.ftcma.org

 

Joellyn Duesberry at The Loveland Museum

Perspectives: The Paintings of Joellyn Duesberry

Loveland Museum/Gallery - Main Gallery

October 5, 2013 - January 12, 2014

  • Admission: $5, free for Museum members; Free Days: Wednesday, November 6; Thursday, December 12; and Friday, January 10
  • Artist Demonstration: Saturday, November 2, 1 – 3 pm; Watch a work of art come to life as artist Joellyn Duesberry exhibits her creative talent
  • Artist Gallery Talk Thursday, December 12, 5:30 pm; Learn more about Joellyn Duesberry’s motivations, goals, and connection to the natural world while viewing the artwork in an intimate setting. Reservations are not required, but space is limited
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Hogback Entry into Roxborough Park, Srping 2007

(from the press release)

Joellyn Duesberry is among the most important artists working in Colorado today and is considered to be one of the most significant landscape painters in the West. Waterways, cityscapes, quarries, junkyards, and natural landscapes are all part of Duesberry’s visual language. She suggests ephemeral aspects of these places, such as passage of time, atmosphere, and transitory human presence.

Included in this exhibition are more than 50 “high-voltage” paintings of landscapes from the American West, the northeastern United States, and Europe, covering the artist’s range and development from the 1980s through 2013.

I am fiercely committed to my materials and to an internalized subject, blissful or terrifying, in deepest emotional memory, which I projected long ago onto the setting where first emotions occurred. I have attempted to re-create these primal motifs in new places. From my first landscape painting I became a part of the landscape, with a good animal understanding of it while within it. No matter the continent or square foot upon which I set an easel, I seek an authentic, direct, and high voltage response to the land on canvas. ~ Joellyn Duesberry

Loveland Museum/Gallery
503 N. Lincoln Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537
970.962.2410

 

Carbon: Elemental Experiences at Firehouse Art Center

 

Robin Smith, Marco Pino-Yancovic & Amy Johnson

Firehouse Art Center (Longmont)

September 11 - October 6, 2013

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 13th from 6-9pm
  • Artist Discussion: Wednesday, September 11th from 6-8pm
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  Robin Smith: Echoes I - ; Marco Pino-Yancovic: Soundscape; Amy Johnson: Fade to Black

(from the press release)

Carbon is the fourth most abundant chemical element in the universe, it can be found in diamonds, graphite, plants, fossil fuels, limestone, marble, water and our atmosphere. Because of the varying forms carbon takes, our interaction with the element can vary widely. In Elemental Experiences, the viewer is confronted with carbon in three forms; charcoal drawings by Robin Smith, laser engraved wood by Marco Pino-Yancovic and fossil fueled metal sculptures by Amy Johnson. Viewing Pino-Yancovic, Smith and John sons work together evokes energetic, contemplative and sometimes uneasy thoughts. At an elemental level, the origin and idea behind the work becomes as important as the work itself. Consider the development of this artwork, from the beginning of carbon, to what you see on the walls today and allow your opinions and memories to guide your experience. Each artist has a unique message, based on the environment in which the idea was born and the materials needed. Their process and technique are combined with skill and precision to create extremely engaging works. Ultimately, it is our experiences with nature, our environment and each other that form our percep tions and opinions on how we live.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Marcospent his childhood in northern Chile. After earning an architectural degree from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria in Chile and a Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, he has worked in the design and architecture fields in Chile, New York, Cincinnati, Boulder and Denver.

Amy Johnsonis a conceptually oriented, 3D artist who finds inspiration from post-minimalism. She has a BA in Policy and Social Values, a minor in Peace and Conflict Stud ies, a diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, and next spring will receive an MFA in Metalsmithing from Colorado State University. Her interests lie in connecting her love of art making to her interest in social justice issues.

Robin Smith, born in Denver, Colorado in 1985, completed her BA in English at Colorado College (with studies in France and Ireland) on a prestigious scholarship from the Boettcher Foundation. She later returned to Ireland to study at the Burren College of Art where she graduated from the post-baccalaureate program in studio art. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Art at the Laguna College of Art and Design. Robin has been an artist in residence at the Burren College of Art, the Watershed Research Station (a division of the Science Museum of Minnesota), the Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation in Maine, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, and Spiro Arts in Park City, Utah. She has also spent time as a TA with Colorado College, the Ah Haa School for the Arts, and The Laguna College of Art and Design. Her work is a part of local and national collec tions. Robin is represented by Walker Fine Art in Denver.

Firehouse Art Center
Fourth and Coffman
Longmont, CO
303.651.2787
Wed-Sun: 12-5pm
http://facebook.com/Firehouseart
http://www.firehouseart.org

 

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